Golden performances for Olympians Hayden, McCabe and Dickens at Canada Cup

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VANCOUVER (May 26, 2012) – Canadian Olympians Martha McCabe of Toronto, Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., and Scott Dickens of Ancaster, Ont., each won a gold medal last Saturday at the Mel Zajac Jr-Canada Cup swimming competition.

In the women’s 200 breaststroke, McCabe produced a strong second length to win in two minutes and 25.81 seconds. Tera van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., also headed to London, followed in 2:27.93 and Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C., was third in 2:30.44.

In the men’s 200 breaststroke, Dickens collected his second victory and meet record placing first in 2:13.80. Richard Funk of Edmonton was second in 2:16.86 and Andrew Poznikoff of Burnaby, B.C., third in 2:20.36. Dickens is qualified for the 100 and 200 breaststroke for London.

In the men’s 50 freestyle, Hayden notched the win in 22.76 while his Olympic teammate Tommy Gossland of Vancouver was sixth.

Other Canadian winners were Jake Tapp of Langley, B.C., in the 100 butterfly and Chantal Van Landeghem of Winnipeg in the women’s 50 freestyle.

Both Canada and Australia have field 10 of their Olympic team members for this competition.

Full results at: www.swimming.ca

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Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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